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We have developed a Landowner Resources page with documents and weblinks for a range of topics including restoration, erosion control, gardening and native plants, fire management, and rainwater catchment. Click here to go to the Landowner Resources page.
Publications and Reports
Flood Control Zones
Flood Control Zone Advisory Boards
Reference materials for Advisory Board members
The Institute for Local Government's website is a useful resource for local government. Visit their website or download two helpful documents related to AB meetings.
Meeting Preparation Checklist (288 KB pdf)
Understanding the Role of Chair (136 KB pdf)
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General and Countywide Information
Storm Damage Repair
Marin County Supervisors unanimously approved $1.7 million in emergency funding from one-time capital funds to continue repair of road, mudslide and levee damage that occurred during the December storms that might not be eligible for federal funding.
Read the County press release.
Use of Horizontal Levees for Natural Flood Protection
The Bay Institute has prepared a report on the benefits of restoring tidal marshes, including the creation of horizontal levees for natural flood protection.
White paper on Climate adaptation - sea level rise
The City of San Rafael has produced a white paper aimed at providing information useful for understanding sea level rise and moving forward to the next steps in long-range planning.
Tidal Wetlands for Resilient Shorelines
The Winter 2014 Point Blue's Winter 2014 Quarterly has a nice article about the importance of tidal wetlands as wildlife habitat and buffers against climate change impacts.
PBS Video: Sea Level Rise and the Benefits of Restored Wetlands
PBS NewsHour produced an 8-minute video highlighting benefits of a South Bay marsh and wetlands restoration. Similar, though smaller, projects are being considered by the Novato Watershed Program to reduce flooding risk and increase resiliency to sea level rise.
Strong Collaborative Relationships for a Sustainable Water Resources Future
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report in January 2014 that notes a key shift in water resources management from single purpose projects with localized benefits to integrated projects spanning watershed-scale efforts.
Marin County Board of Supervisors Update on the Watershed Program
October 29, 2013
On May 13, 2008, the Marin County Board of Supervisors authorized implementation of the Watershed Program, identifying this program as one of the County’s top priority initiatives. This staff report describes the status of work in each watershed and provides an update on specific deliverables being developed for each watershed.
Fish Passage Program
Restoring fish passage through County structures remains a high priority for Marin County Public Works. Since 2005, eight barrier removal projects have been completed and four more are in the design phase.
View report (3.2 MB file)
FishNet 4C Roads Manual
FishNet 4C developed Guidelines for Protecting Aquatic Habitat and Salmon Fisheries for County Road Maintenance in 2004.
Download the manual. (6.3 MB file)
Marin County Stream Crossing Inventory and Fish Passage Evaluation
Ross Taylor completed a fish passage evaluation of county-maintained stream crossings in 2003.
Download the report. (1.2 MB file)